Nothing makes me feel more like a “professional” than making swirled bark. I mean, just looks at it! It looks like something that came out of a fancy candy store, not the kitchen of an amateur who just whipped it up on a whim! Wanna know a secret? It’s super easy to make. All you … Continue reading Cranberry Coconut Swirled Bark (chocolate-based)
Confession time! If you put mint chocolate in front of me, I will immediately shove it in my mouth. I personally think that the best flavor blend when it comes to sweets is chocolate and mint. For some glorious reason, the mint brings out the deeper notes of chocolate, enhancing the flavor of chocolate. Also, … Continue reading Soft Mint Oreos
These cookies are amazing. Like, jaw-dropping amazing. Drop-everything-you’re-doing-right-now-because-you-must-make-these-stat amazing. These babies are super gooey, super chocolatey, really tall, and big. 1/4 dough for each cookie big. They are thick chunks of chocolatey goodness that you will probably want to cut in half because of their sheer magnitude and richness. (but if you eat the whole … Continue reading Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (+ How to Brown Butter)
We all have those moments where we whip out a boxed cake mix from our pantry. The reasons are endless – convenience, time crunch, that lovely fluffiness you can’t make from scratch. And yet, cake mixes are pretty much all the same in the sense that they generally lack a lot of flavor. Thankfully, there … Continue reading 7 Ways a Boxed Cake Mix Can Taste Bakery-Made
What do you desire in your shortbread? Many people want a crisp, crunchy, flaky thing they can dip in their coffee. Some people want an all-over soft shortbread that bends in their fingertips. Today’s recipe is for super buttery, crisp-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside shortbread bars. My personal requirement for shortbread. Why? ‘Cause it’s tickle-me-silly amazing (especially with homemade … Continue reading Buttery Shortbread Bars (are the best)
Okay, I admit, that stub of broccoli will never melt like creamy Hershey’s in your mouth. If that’s what you’re here for, you can clear out now. But I do have a super easy method for cooking veggies in the oven that makes them taste oh-so-amazing! It turns them into these crunchy, salty pieces of … Continue reading Make Your Vegetables Taste Like Candy…?
I have a thing or two to say about teaching cooking classes, as I am very active in teaching them in 4H. I am pretty well-versed in what to do, what not to do…I’ve messed up a lot. Hopefully, though, you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. So here’s some things you … Continue reading Tips on Teaching Cooking Classes